A quick little shortcut if you want a visualization of your Cloudformation stack…
- Log into the AWS console and go to Cloudformation.
- Click DESIGN TEMPLATE
- At the bottom of the screen look for the TEMPLATE tab.
- Copy your CF template you are working on and paste it in here. Make sure you are overwriting the prefilled JSON thats already there.
- In the upper right hand corner look for the Refresh button. It looks like 2 arrows going in a circle.
- Now you should see your CF stack visualized. Now you can click the Export button that is near the refresh button you just used.